Being a ‘progressive’ these days means calling for the destruction of that which is known to work, in favor of that which is known not to work.
The vision of the left, full of envy and resentment, takes its worst toll on those at the bottom — whether black or white — who find in that paranoid vision an excuse for counterproductive and ultimately self-destructive attitudes and behavior.
I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity. The line has been used, “We’ve never had it so good.”Continue reading “A time for choosing”
The oldest fraud is the belief that the political left is the party of the poor and the downtrodden.
The strongest argument for socialism is that it sounds good. The strongest argument against socialism is that it doesn’t work. But those who live by words will always have a soft spot in their hearts for socialism because it sounds so good.
Why is the federal government response, to every crisis large and small, always and only to take my money and give it to people who are not even remotely me?
The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.
There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.
The Marxian’s love of democratic institutions was a stratagem only, a pious fraud for the deception of the masses. Within a socialist community there is no room left for freedom.
Our tax system penalizes those who are producing wealth in order to subsidize those who are only consuming it.